Matt Cooper
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Matt  Cooper

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newport Beach, Calif.

High School:
Corona Del Mar

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230

Position:
LB

Experience:
2


Saw time last season on both sides of the ball ... Enters the 2006 campaign as a backup tight end ... A heady player with the ability to make plays ... A critical member of the offense and special teams ... Twin brother Matt was a linebacker for three years, while brother Ryan (B '02) played football and sister Kylie (C '02) swam on the Hilltop.

2005: Appeared in all 11 games last season ... Made three tackles, all solo stops ... Had two tackles at Cornell and one at Lehigh.

2004: Switched between offense and defense early in the season...played tight end and linebacker...finished year with 10 tackles and one interception along with one catch for six yards vs. St. Francis...had two stops vs. Bucknell and a career high at Fordham...had career first interception at Davidson...

2003: Played in eight games as a freshman, mainly on special teams...made career first tackle in win over Cornell...

High School: Earned five varsity letters at Corona Del Mar...a three year letterman in football and two in basketball...played fullback and middle linebacker...a team captain and two-time Daily Pilot Athlete of the Week as a senior...a two-year Dream Team member and a #44 Award recipient...earned High Honors in Latin and Golden State Exam Honors in geometry.

Cooper's Career Defensive Statistics

YearUTATTTTFL/-YdsIntPDBkFF FR
20031010/000000
20048210.5/-101000
Totals9211.5/-101000
20053030/000000
Totals12214.5/-101000
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Schedules

October 21
2:00 PM
Fordham Family Weekend
Cooper Field
October 28
1:00 PM
Holy Cross
Worcester, Mass.
November 4
2:00 PM
Lafayette Homecoming
Cooper Field
November 11
12:00 PM
Bucknell
Lewisburg, Pa.
November 18
1:00 PM
Colgate Senior Day
Cooper Field